Historic Sites


At the Reliance Mica Mine Site, you can view the tunnel where they extracted mica. The mica was taken down the mountainside using mules.

At the Reliance Mica Mine Site, you can view the tunnel where they extracted mica. The mica was taken down the mountainside using mules.

In many trail descriptions we’ve attempted to give some historical background on the area. Here are some historic sites with the accompanying trail needed to access them.

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Historic Site & Trail,Distance (2 ways/loop),Difficulty,Description,Status,Elevation Gain

Swanson/Matt Homestead (Cranberry Marsh Trail),6km loop,difficultyeasy Easy,description,open,0-minimal

Hogan’s Camp (Overlander Falls Trail),0.3km / 2.5km,difficultyeasyEasy to difficultymore Medium,descript,open,71m/232ft

Remnants of old mill and camp (Swift Creek Loop Trail),10km,difficultymore Medium,description,partially open,200m/650ft

First and Second Cabins (Kinney Lake Trail),~10km,difficultymore Medium,,open,131m/430ft

Abandoned mica mine sites (Mica Mine Trail),9km,difficultymost,description,open,850m/2800ft

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For more historic site (incl. more mill sites), please see the Valemount Museum’s “Historic Hikes and Places in the Robson Valley,” available for purchase for $5.